[OT] USB KVM switches

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Tue Feb 1 16:04:08 2005

Sellam wrote:
> Ok, so what I don't understand is how USB became a successful and
> widespread standard if it's such a pile of shit. You and Tony,
> accomplished hardware designers both, think it's crap. It's great that
> it's a documented standard, but if the technology just sucks then why
> didn't anyone call it out before it became an industry mainstay?

Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those
others that have been tried.
          -- Winston Churchill

I'm not trying to start the political flame war again. I just mean
that by analogy to Churchill's statement, USB is the worst keyboard
interface except for all the others.

USB is better than PS/2 and ADB in nearly every measure other than
complexity. I think it must have started as a reasonable design,
and just succumbed to kitchen sink syndrome.

Received on Tue Feb 01 2005 - 16:04:08 GMT

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